Lufthansa Technik Opens Irish Engine Shop

Credit: Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon (LTTS), the Irish subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, has opened a new mobile engine services facility in Ireland.

The facility in Celbridge, Kildare, located 13 mi. west of Dublin, will service and repair engines for airlines and lessors from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Lufthansa Technik has disclosed the investment for the facility is €28 million ($29.5 million).

The new LTTS facility has a volume of 38,000 ft.2. In addition to servicing engines on-site, it is also able to deploy technical teams to customer sites anywhere in the world to carry out repairs. After its official opening on Nov. 29, the company's Irish engine bay capacity now stands at 10.

At the time of opening, the operation employs 30 staff. Over the next two years, LTTS plans to more than double this figure to 65.

Michael Malewski, CEO of LTTS, said at the opening event held in Celbridge last week: “The aviation industry is rebuilding at pace following the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, and our business is focused on supporting our customers by growing our own capabilities and product offering.  

"Today’s announcement is good news for the aviation sector and good news for Ireland, as we actively look to invest in and expand our operation with more recruitment underway for both technical and administrative staff.”

The expansion in Celbridge further grows Lufthansa Technik's footprint in Ireland. It currently employs 252 people at its Shannon operation, which specializes in the repair of components for specific aircraft engine types.

A further 24 technical support personnel are located at the company’s offices in Dublin.

The Irish mobile engine facility becomes Lufthansa Technik's fifth global station, joining facilities in: Frankfurt, Montreal, Tulsa in Oklahoma and Shenzhen in China.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.